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Save the Date for the 5th Annual Idaho
Elder Abuse Summit: Neglect and Self-Neglect

Friday, June 20, 2014, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Boise State University, Student Union Building

The Summit is a one-day educational event that raises awareness and supports Idaho’s multidisciplinary efforts to prevent elder abuse and exploitation.  


Call to Action from the Idaho Lifespan Respite Coalition: Statewide Survey of Informal Caregivers

The vision of the Idaho Lifespan Respite Coalition is to create an integrated network of respite support for informal (unpaid) caregivers and care recipients of all ages.  The Coalition, supported by the Idaho Commission on Aging through a grant from the Administration for Community Living, is comprised of representatives from public and private organizations, caregivers, and recipients of care throughout Idaho.

The purpose of this message is to invite you to participate in a statewide survey of informal (unpaid) caregivers and/or share this message with caregivers you may know.   The survey is designed to gather information about the needs of caregivers and the results will be used to guide the actions of the Coalition.  See below for link to survey.

The survey is anonymous.  Participation will not affect any services or benefits a caregiver is receiving because we will not know who answered the survey.  If you have any questions please contact Sarah Toevs, Center for the Study of Aging (208-426-2452,stoevs@boisestate.edu) or Pam Catt-Oliason, Commission on Aging (208-577-2852, Pam.Catt-Oliason@aging.idaho.gov).

Anonymous survey link: Click here to complete Caregiver Survey.


Announcing the Expansion of Legacy Corps Caregiver Support Program in Idaho

Friends in Action (FIA) are wrapping up the inaugural year of the Legacy Corps Caregiver Support program, and are gearing up to expand the number of volunteers and families serve in Idaho.  FIA  is recruiting 20 volunteers to serve with the next Legacy Corps team. These volunteers make a substantial commitment—beginning in November they commit to one year of service totaling 450 hours (includes 20 hours of pre-service training; 10-12 hours of assistance to families weekly; 4-hours of monthly in-service training).

Volunteers receive a monthly stipend to cover their volunteer expenses; an education award approaching $1500; and they will form deep bonds with their fellow volunteers and families they serve.  We’ve watched our current Legacy Corps volunteers become an amazing team and build life-long friendships.  We expect the same bonds and teamwork will develop in the next group of volunteers.

Anyone interested in learning more about Legacy Corps can visit our Legacy Corps website: https://sites.google.com/a/fiaboise.org/friends-in-action-legacy-corps/ or call our office at 333-1363.


Thank You to Maureen O’Hara Fans and Advocates for Older Adults

Thank you to all the Maureen O’Hara who supported her birthday celebration.  Proceeds from the celebration in the amount of $10,000 were donated to JAVA and will be used to continue it’s mission of ensuring dignity, safety and quality of life for all adults.


Mission

To strengthen community partnerships and resource networks to ensure dignity, safety, and quality of life of vulnerable adults through advocacy, education, intervention, prevention and policy development.


Values

1. We believe all adults have the right to self-determination and freedom from harm
2. We respect and acknowledge the conflict between rights and protection of vulnerable adults.
3. We believe adults should be free from abuse.
4. We value working together to keep vulnerable adults safe